The table below looks at the statistics for Xen skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Xen over the 3 months to 17 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Xen Project
North West / Manchester
Rank 83 100 88
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -12
Contract jobs citing Xen 7 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.50% 0.26% 0.15%
As % of the System Software category 4.86% 2.84% 1.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 0
Median daily rate £430 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £430 £417 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.11% +4.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in contract jobs advertised in the Manchester region.

System Software Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
144 176 138
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 10.32% 9.13% 10.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 82 52
Median daily rate £350 £325 £351
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £130 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 16 31
Median hourly rate £14.75 £14.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.35% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -

Xen
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Manchester region citing Xen as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the System Software category.

Xen Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Xen
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Xen across the Manchester region.

Xen Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

Xen
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 17 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Xen also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Manchester region with a requirement for Xen.

1 9 (100.00%) Linux
1 9 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (88.89%) vSphere
2 8 (88.89%) Unix
2 8 (88.89%) Puppet
3 7 (77.78%) Cobbler
3 7 (77.78%) OpenStack
3 7 (77.78%) CloudStack
3 7 (77.78%) DevOps
3 7 (77.78%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (77.78%) Bash Shell
3 7 (77.78%) XenServer
3 7 (77.78%) Ruby
3 7 (77.78%) Python
3 7 (77.78%) Shell Script
4 4 (44.44%) Open Source
5 2 (22.22%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (22.22%) Windows
5 2 (22.22%) DNS
5 2 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (22.22%) VMware
5 2 (22.22%) IBM
5 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
5 2 (22.22%) DHCP
6 1 (11.11%) FTP
6 1 (11.11%) HTTP
6 1 (11.11%) NFS
6 1 (11.11%) TCP/IP
6 1 (11.11%) VPN
6 1 (11.11%) MS Excel

Xen
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 7 (77.78%) CloudStack
1 7 (77.78%) OpenStack
2 1 (11.11%) Apache
2 1 (11.11%) IIS
2 1 (11.11%) Jetty
2 1 (11.11%) Mongrel
2 1 (11.11%) nginx
2 1 (11.11%) Tomcat
2 1 (11.11%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
1 1 (11.11%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 9 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (22.22%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (11.11%) Google App Engine
3 1 (11.11%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (11.11%) IBM Cloud
3 1 (11.11%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 2 (22.22%) DHCP
1 2 (22.22%) DNS
2 1 (11.11%) Fibre Channel
2 1 (11.11%) Firewall
2 1 (11.11%) FTP
2 1 (11.11%) HTTP
2 1 (11.11%) IPsec
2 1 (11.11%) iSCSI
2 1 (11.11%) LAN
2 1 (11.11%) SSL
2 1 (11.11%) TCP/IP
2 1 (11.11%) VLAN
2 1 (11.11%) VoIP
2 1 (11.11%) VPN
2 1 (11.11%) WAN
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Jenkins
1 1 (11.11%) Travis CI
Job Titles
1 7 (77.78%) DevOps Engineer
1 7 (77.78%) Platform Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
2 1 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support
2 1 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Desktop Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Desktop Support
2 1 (11.11%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Support
2 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Senior Desktop Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Senior Desktop Support
2 1 (11.11%) Senior Desktop Support Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Senior Infrastructure Support Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Support Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) .NET
1 1 (11.11%) ELK Stack
1 1 (11.11%) J2EE
1 1 (11.11%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 9 (100.00%) Linux
2 8 (88.89%) Unix
3 2 (22.22%) Windows
4 1 (11.11%) Windows 7
4 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (77.78%) DevOps
2 4 (44.44%) Open Source
3 1 (11.11%) Configuration Management
3 1 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (11.11%) Cybersecurity
3 1 (11.11%) Information Security
3 1 (11.11%) Network Monitoring
3 1 (11.11%) Patch Management
3 1 (11.11%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 1 (11.11%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (77.78%) Bash Shell
1 7 (77.78%) Python
1 7 (77.78%) Ruby
1 7 (77.78%) Shell Script
2 1 (11.11%) C
2 1 (11.11%) Java
2 1 (11.11%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) CCNA
1 1 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (11.11%) CISSP
1 1 (11.11%) MCSA
1 1 (11.11%) MCSE
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (11.11%) SANS
1 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
1 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
1 1 (11.11%) SSCP
1 1 (11.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 8 (88.89%) vSphere
2 7 (77.78%) XenServer
3 2 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (11.11%) Active Directory
4 1 (11.11%) NFS
Systems Management
1 8 (88.89%) Puppet
2 7 (77.78%) Cobbler
2 7 (77.78%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (11.11%) QRadar
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) IBM
1 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
1 2 (22.22%) VMware
2 1 (11.11%) Apple
2 1 (11.11%) Citrix
2 1 (11.11%) Google
2 1 (11.11%) HP
2 1 (11.11%) LogRhythm
2 1 (11.11%) NetApp
2 1 (11.11%) Splunk